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Author: Zafar Ahmad Nizami
Publisher: Publications Division
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Masihul Mulk Hakim Mohammed Ajmal Khan was a man of multi-dimensional personality. His whole life was a saga of selfless service and sacrifice. Initiating his career as a Unani physician, he ultimately threw himself into the maelstrom of national politics under the inspiring leadership of Mahatma Gandhi. His life, in fact, embodies a transcendental idealism.
An eminent physician, he practised not so much for the lucre as for the love of the poor. He promoted with a missionary zeal the indigenous system of medicine. He founded the prestigious Tibbia College as well as the Hindustani Dawakhana in Delhi. His untiring efforts in the field of medicine infused a new vigour and life into an otherwise decaying Indian medical system under the British regime.
The growth of the Indian medical profession owes a great deal to this great crusader of humanity in the sub-continent. His chief contribution in this filed was that he revolutionized the indigenous medical system by importing a scientific basic on which the present Unani system now firmly rests. What Sir Syed Ahmad Khan did in the field if education, Hakim Ajmal Khan has truly done the same in the field of medicine.
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